Category Archives: Trade Rumors

Rethinking the NHL trade deadline

Every NHL trading deadline differs from the one before and last year, the overriding theme was how many of the most important deals were done weeks or even a month before TSN assembled their multiple panels and began the nine hours of chatter and analysis.

That, obviously, isn’t happening this time around. Just about every general manager tells you the same thing – it’s quiet, eerily quiet, and it’s pretty clear why.

Is Ray Whitney Available?

Ray Whitney is on the radar of a few contenders and with good reason, the Wizard amazingly leading the Phoenix Coyotes in scoring at 39 years old.

An unrestricted free agent July 1, he could be on the move if the Coyotes fall out of the playoff race over the next two weeks.

Still, a name worth keeping an eye on.

WITH COYOTES SITUATION IN THE AIR, DOAN COULD BE MOVING ON

The thought has at least crossed Shane Doan’s mind.

With the Phoenix Coyotes’ ownership situation still in limbo and unrestricted free agency staring him in the face, the veteran forward could be playing out his final season in the desert.

“Obviously, I’d be pretty naive to not think that way,” Doan said in a recent interview. “At the same time, everything is kind of focused on waiting to see how our team’s doing and what we’re doing and what’s going on with the ownership and different things. (I’ll) make a decision then I guess.

NHL Western Conference trade deadline outlook

The path to the Stanley Cup might be through Columbus or Edmonton. At least, you’d think that if you check out travel expenses submitted by pro scouts from NHL contenders over the last few weeks.

Anaheim Ducks: Although the Ducks have been mentioned in some of the wilder trade rumors, The most likely player to be traded is still Jason Blake. He and Nicklas Hagman are the team’s potential unrestricted free agents. Teams will call and ask whether Teemu Selanne will waive his no-trade clause, but he has resisted in the past. One thing to consider: Lubomir Visnovsky is a skillful defenseman who will earn $3 million next season, but will have $5.25 million cap hit. He could be a nice fit for a team that doesn’t go to the cap limit.

HURRICANES EXPECTED TO GET TRADE ACTIVITY GOING

It’s been eerily quiet on the NHL trade front, but the sense is it could be the Carolina Hurricanes that get things going this week with a trade or two.

The Hurricanes put forward Anthony Stewart on waivers Monday, but the move contending teams are waiting for is the team committing to dealing gritty forward Tuomo Ruutu.

More Rumors – Feb 6, 2012

Red Wings looking to fill the hole in goal

Gomez drought turns one

Tampa Bay Lightning soon to face dilemma over glut of healthy defensemen

Joe Colborne or C Nazem Kadri for Ruutu?

This won’t go away: The talk is the Leafs are willing to offer up either C Joe Colborne or C Nazem Kadri to the Hurricanes for C Tuomu Ruutu. Carolina GM Jim Rutherford has been telling teams a deal is imminent. The Sharks are making a hard pitch as well, but GM Doug Wilson doesn’t want to pay the high asking price. Neither do the Senators.

http://www.ottawasun.com/2012/02/04/contenders-line-up-for-smyth

Bill Watters via Twitter – Could Carter go to Montreal?

further to Carter,he wants a chance to win wherever he goes.MTL has abig sales job,although he has to go where he is dealt.LAK&CAL favorites

https://twitter.com/#!/RealBillWatters/statuses/165921059042889728

Carter’s exit only a matter of time

I covered Adam Foote when he bailed on Columbus in the midst of a playoff hunt in 2008. In his last days as Jackets captain, before any trade had been consummated, he waffled publicly while, behind the scenes, his new Colorado Avalanche equipment was ordered and a plane was gassed up and waiting to whisk him away.

Now, we have Carter.

Hockey Trade Rumors Mega Rumor Update – Feb 4, 2012


Time to wake up for Bruins


Garrison Available?


Could Nabokov go to Detroit?

Dallas Stars owner targets a top-six forward & will spend money for one

Staples clock problem may not have been the first

Oilers likely to be sellers at trade deadline, but who is expendable?

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